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Lesley M.

Canton, MA

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Dr. Lesley: Molecular and Cellular Biologist in Boston

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Background check passed as of 7/14/14

Dr. Lesley: Molecular and Cellular Biologist in Boston

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Hi there,

My name is Lesley and I have a PhD in Molecular Biology from Umass Amherst. I know how hard science can be to learn and I want to help you not only understand it but love it! I was also trained at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD where I was a scientist, teacher and mentor. I have been working in science since I was 17 and have trained many young students to enter medicine or research. I would love to help any one from grammar school to graduate school.

Thanks!

"Exceeded My Expectations"

- Maria, Woodbine, MD on 7/18/12
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology, Nursing, Physiology, Psychology
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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Genetics

During my PhD thesis I was trying to understand the genetic differences between two strains of mice and why one got breast tumors and the other did not. We used microarray technology at this time to determine differences in gene expression between the animals. I have continued this work at NIH working on sequencing projects at the whole genome, exome and splicing levels.

Microsoft Outlook

During my time at many different companies and at NIH a grasp on Outlook has become essential. We have to set up all our group meetings and teleconferences using Outlook, as well as group calendars that we have for shared equipment. Attaching documents and sharing data among scientists from all over the world also requires knowledge of how to work with large documents in Outlook as well.

Study Skills

Having tutored for over 5 years I have extensive knowledge with the skills needed to learn materials and pass exams. Each student is different so you have to understand their learning style first to help them succeed. In the past few years I have helped numerous students at all different ages pass classes that they were having trouble with just because they did now know how to study.

Clark University
Biology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
PhD

Education

Clark University (Biology)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PhD)

Exceeded My Expectations — I was looking for someone who had the expertise and availability to tutor my daughter in a 400-level college course in Eucaryotic Cell Biology, a highly specialized subject. This proved to be more difficult that I originally thought until I found Lesley M. Lesley far exceeded my expectations with not only her extensive academic knowledge but her outstanding teaching skills. She related well to ...

— Maria, Woodbine, MD on 7/18/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lesley will travel within 30 miles of Canton, MA 02021.


About Lesley

Hi there,

My name is Lesley and I have a PhD in Molecular Biology from Umass Amherst. I know how hard science can be to learn and I want to help you not only understand it but love it! I was also trained at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD where I was a scientist, teacher and mentor. I have been working in science since I was 17 and have trained many young students to enter medicine or research. I would love to help any one from grammar school to graduate school.

Thanks!

Testimonials

"Exceeded My Expectations"

- Maria, Woodbine, MD on 7/18/12

Education

Clark University
Biology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
PhD

Education

Clark University (Biology)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Canton, MA 02021

Lesley’s Subjects

Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology, Nursing, Physiology, Psychology
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Lesley M.

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